Helen Mirren says many hookers came from nursing profession - page 4
actress Helen Mirren goes on record to say she thinks many hookers were nurses!!! :eek::eek::eek: I am so offended and incensed by this.....is there some way to collectively demand an apology? I... Read More
Jun 16, '10Occupation: Psychiatric nursing From: CA ; Joined: Sep '09; Posts: 9; Likes: 5Quote from SharonH, RNIf we listen closely we hear that she researched which would entail asking questions of the people who work there. If one or more of the women she spoke with came from, what she perceived as, a nursing background then she is guilty of generalizing by stating 'a lot of girls' come from a nursing background. Most likely she was was drawing on whatever came to mind in order to make conversation. In one nights research at one brothel she has made the assumption that lots of girls who prostitute, come from nursing backgrounds? Yikes, Helen, not cool!She was not speaking historically she was talking about today's nurses and she was dead serious. Clearly she's not as bright as we assumed, that is what comes from confusing the roles one plays with the real person. There is no doubt she is a great actress but outside of that field she appears to be woefully ignorant.
Jun 16, '10Occupation: Student Joined: Apr '06; Posts: 18; Likes: 1Sounds like a bit of a stretch to me....from RN to hooker?
Jun 16, '10Joined: Dec '04; Posts: 11,695; Likes: 14,918Quote from westcoastgirlAnyone who takes as fact Helen Mirren's opinion (based on one night's research in a single establishment) probably thinks the Enquirer is worth citing in a term paper.actress Helen Mirren goes on record to say she thinks many hookers were nurses!!!
I am so offended and incensed by this.....is there some way to collectively demand an apology? I used to be such a fan of hers UNTIL NOW
As for being highly offended and incensed, don't dignify her flawed assertions with that much energy and attention.
Someone mentioned that she has a Facebook page. But, for the record, a "demanded" apology isn't worth the breath used to make it. If some of you want to leave her a message, it's usually far more effective to say that you were disappointed by her remarks and wait for a genuine reaction than it is to hit her with indignation.
Putting her foot in her mouth doesn't diminish her stellar acting chops and interesting personality. It's okay to let her be wrong and still like her.Last edit by rn/writer on Jun 16, '10
Jun 16, '10Occupation: Super Nurse Specialty: 22 year(s) of experience ; From: US ; Joined: Jun '07; Posts: 1,483; Likes: 3,457Censoring myself.
Jun 16, '10Joined: Dec '09; Posts: 467; Likes: 861There have got to be more serious issues than this to get all up in arms about.
Jun 16, '10Occupation: med-surg Specialty: 2 year(s) of experience in med-surg ; Joined: May '06; Posts: 64; Likes: 51Yep. there are more serious issues out there, but the ignorance of the statement ...
As for myself, I don't think I'll be found in a Nevada brothel anytime soon, on either side of the ledger.
1. As a prostitute, I would starve to death.
2. As a patron, my wife would beat me to death.
Nah, think I'll pass.
Jun 16, '10Specialty: 5 year(s) of experience in L&D ; From: US ; Joined: May '08; Posts: 95; Likes: 62She made that statement based on what she heard from the girls at the brothel. I am from Nevada and know Susan Austin. A lot of the girls say they are nurses for whatever reason, but they are not. Since she heard this from a lot of the girls she assumed it to be true. No reason to get all upset about it.
Jun 16, '10Joined: Jun '05; Posts: 8,644; Likes: 16,259Quote from JulieCVICURNAnd people like Martin Sheen shouldn't think because they play a President on TV they are qualified to tell the real ones how to do their job. . .If everyone felt this way, people like Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh wouldn't have talk shows.
Totally agree that someone who makes their living pretending to be another person shouldn't be regarded as a rocket scientist, but when the Congress invites Meryl Streep in to share her expertise on the carcinogenic effects of pesticides in fruit, I think it's saying that we, as a society place more weight on the words of these people than we would if the mailman said it.
I'm not mad at Helen anyway. It was just a silly thing to say.
Jun 16, '10Occupation: Telemetry-Stroke unit Specialty: 9 year(s) of experience in Med-surgical; telemetry; STROKE ; Joined: May '08; Posts: 178; Likes: 85Thank you, SharonH, RN. I watched the episode. You are right. To make such a statement in public, being a well known actress, one should know what glass she breaks.
I wonder where did she take the numbers/statistics to make this conclusion. Anyway, it sounds unprofessional, inappropriate and, I hope, it is not more than misleading disinformation.
Jun 16, '10Occupation: RN Specialty: 5 year(s) of experience in Med-Surg ; From: US ; Joined: Jul '06; Posts: 174; Likes: 73Actually she is correct. This is one of the first things I learned about in community health nursing. So don't be offended.
Jun 16, '10Specialty: 10 year(s) of experience ; From: US ; Joined: Apr '05; Posts: 3,639; Likes: 2,377Quote from CamaroNurseI do so wish you'd get off MY corner.[FONT="Lucida Sans Unicode"]Laugh all you want.
I know my pimp laughs all the way to the bank.
Speaking of, gotta go - my corner's getting lonely.
Jun 16, '10Joined: Dec '09; Posts: 467; Likes: 861when the Congress invites Meryl Streep in to share her expertise on the carcinogenic effects of pesticides in fruit, I think it's saying that we, as a society place more weight on the words of these people than we would if the mailman said it.
Jun 16, '10Specialty: 10 year(s) of experience ; From: US ; Joined: Apr '05; Posts: 3,639; Likes: 2,377Quote from mamamerleeI absolutely love this post. YOU GO GIRL!I am wondering if some of the ladies told her that they were nurses or aides prior to working there. I don't feel she was being disrespectful to nurses in general.
And many hundreds of years ago, a boyfriend wanted me to take a day off to 'play'. I told him I couldn't afford it, so he 'paid' my salary for that day! No regrets, as I recall!
I have to ask - did he leave it on the nightstand on his way out? LOL....